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why apple thank you. captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, april 27th, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. the secret service scandal grows once again. there are new reports of misconduct going back more than a decade. we'll speak with one senator who is demanding action be taken. i'm erica hill. a surprise from a key witness at the john edwards trial. we'll look at the controversy over enhanced interrogation of terrorists. does it really save american lives? >> i'm gayle king.
we'll look at the royal anniversary of britain's royal weddi wedding. >> we'll look at your world in 90 seconds. >> they need to complete that investigation and get to the bottom of it. if they don't, congress will. >> the secret service under fire. after reports of misconduct. >> did agents party with strippers and prostitutes in el salvad salvador? >> pretty much everywhere they go. it's part of their routine. >> if this is a recurring problem, what do you think should be done? >> hire more females. >> new warnings about terrorists attacks. >> the fbi and homeland security saying there will be increased chatter on jihadist websites. >> no credible information that they are plotting attacks in the u.s. >> the flight is quarantined. >> this is all over bug bites.
>> possible hostage situation ongoing in london. witnesses say they saw gas canisters or possibly a bomb. >> in colorado a big bear took a long fall. captured falling about 15 feet out of a tree after being tranquilized. >> the indianapolis colts select andrew luck. >> i was more nervous to come out here than meet commissioner goodell. >> that's how we like it. >> he's a sausage. fox news cannot independently confirm that. >> they are asking for the world to insert a joke. >> elderly sisters about to board a bus were attacked by a purse snatcher. >> there was no attempt to cover it up. >> unlike the australian mr. mcgoo. >> and all that matters. >> i promise you the president has a big stick. >> i guess with he can always count on joe biden, can't we? >> on "cbs this morning." >> beside season now banned from
the congressional gym locker room. welcome to "cbs this morning." the secret service sex scandal is not going away. it is expanding two weeks after that incident in cartagena, colombia. the government is investigating reports of unprofessional behavior by agents in four countries going back 12 years. >> on capitol hill, there are growing demands for an outside agency to take over the investigation. bill plante is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning and good morning in the west as the secret service works to clean up the scandal in colombia, it's got more reports of misbehavior by agents on assignment overseas. the dispute over payment to a prostitute in cartagena, colombia, triggered charges of hard partying around the globe.
a cbs affiliate reported on thursday that secret service agents visited the strip club in el salvador in advance of president obama's trip there in march 2011. >> we're here trying to track down some things about president obama's visit last year. >> reporter: the secret service is looking into that report and some others. including accusations that secret service personnel traveling with former president clinton partied at strip clubs on a visit to baneas aires and secret service agent and white house staffers went to a moscow nightclub known for sexually charged atmosphere prior to the trip in 2000. new allegations come soon after a hearing on wednesday in which senators were assured that the colombia scandal was an isolated incident. >> we need a thorough investigation. that's part of our oversight responsibilities. it's an obligation we owe the
american people. >> reporter: secret service spokesman donovan said they were looking into the new reports. any information brought to our attention that can be assessed as credible, he said in a statement, will be followed up on in an appropriate manner. white house press secretary jay carney said the president won't pass judgment on whether there's a pattern of misbehavior at the secret service until all investigations have been completed. >> when we travel abroad on official trips, we're representing the people of this country and we should do so by conducting ourselves in an appropriate manner. >> reporter: the continued attention to what happened in the colombians. colombian's ambassador to the u.s. calls the media coverage superficial, sensationalist and unfair and asking the white house for a new apology. the state department says the president and the white house and the secretary of state all apologized when they were in colombia.
charlie, erica? >> bill plante, thank you. with us now, iowa senator chuck grassley. he's leading the call for an independent investigation. senator, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> who is best to do this investigation and what do you believe they will find? >> inspector general of the homeland security would be the one to make sure that the secret service investigation is thorough. inspectors generals have a great deal of independence and they are the ones that ought to be doing this unbothered by anybody else in the department or the administration and what we want to find out now is that this is more than what the president said a couple days ago that it was a few knuckleheads and the secret service is a very good organization. i believe the secret service is a very good organization, but we
need to find out if this is part of the culture of that organization. and if it is, we have got a very, very big problem from two standpoints. one, is the national security of the united states protected and is the president's life properly protected? >> based on what you know, do you believe it is part of the culture of the secret service? >> until right now the answer is i did not think it was part of the culture because when we had secretary napolitano before us on wednesday, they said that they have gone back 2 1/2 years and nothing has happened. then we have had these reports come out and we need an independent investigation and then what bothered me when i asked her about the independence of the inspector general, she said they had a memorandum of understanding between that and other divisions within her department and the secret service. well that looks to me like
that's not the independence that i expect of an inspector general and in order to get to the bottom of this and make sure that there is credibility to the investigation, we can't have the white house saying they looked at the operation last saturday and sunday and came to the conclusion there was nobody in the white house involved and then we have people like secretary napolitano telling us they have gone back two years and nothing has shown up and then we've had all of these allegations. we have to get to the bottom of the allegations to know whether our national security is being protected and the president is being properly protected. >> you are laying out why you want that independent investigation. who is responsible? is the secretary napolitano or head of the secret service? >> when i was first briefed by director sullivan on this and he told me -- my benchmark is the inspector general involved. i said when are you going to get
the inspector general involved? he said they are involved now. maybe they aren't involved in the independent way they should be involved. if it was just 12 knuckleheads involved as the president said, then i would say there are no problems but if it goes deeper, nothing has changed in washington if heads don't roll. >> whose head should roll? >> i'm not going to draw any conclusions on that. we have to make sure that the military people involved, the president's advance people, the communication office of the white house and the secret service from now on into the future, this culture can't persist. not only for the reputation of the united states but for the protection of the president and for our national security to be properly gauarded. >> great to have you here. thank you.
>> thank you, charlie. tuesday marks one year since osama bin laden was killed in a u.s. raid. sources tell cbs news there's been an increase in messages on jihadist extremist websites calling for terrorist attacks on that anniversary. >> there's no indication that any specific attacks are being planned. senior correspondent jon miller is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> no credible plans that we have discovered. >> no credible specific threat. i think when you look at the combination of factors which is one, we know al qaeda likes symbolic states and we found out that bin laden himself was advocating attacks on thanksgiving, christmas, new year's, july 4th, and the 9/11 anniversary. i think we have to add that may 2nd anniversary to that factor. >> two things that are interesting to me. number one, is what kind of attack are they capable of
carrying out? secondly, how much do we know now about their own intent on capability? >> well, i think intent is high. i think capability is low. this is talking about al qaeda central. that's because of the debilitating factors of drone strikes and loss of key leadership and death of bin laden but they've increasingly sought to leverage the intent of others and downgrade to their capability. what they advocated is you saw the attack in mumbai and attacks with homemade bombs and guns and a guy in france a couple weeks ago and they've been on those websites urging people to carry out something within your capabilities. that's why the government could not issue this alert to tell local law enforcement to pay close attention. >> what you lay out here is a
bunch of sort of random events and i would think it's hard to stay on top of all of that. what are they looking for in terms of determining the threat and where and when it could be? >> in terms of the joint terrorism task forces, combinations of fbi and police in fbi field offices across the country and there are 103 of those. that's major effort. they are going back at their human sources. they are going back to cases and looking for signs as anything started to move suddenly faster. has there been a purchase of weapons? if we are supposed it meet with that source in two weeks, let's meet this week. just in case, have you heard anything? the purpose of the warning and memo from dhs and fbi is to set local law enforcement on high alert to think if you seeing this that's a sign, report it in. there are individuals in a terror plot involving
conventional weapons, guns, and you also see that global effort coming. >> linked to al qaeda? >> that's not been determined. they weren't arrested for possession of firearms because of firearms but arrested in the course of a terrorism investigation. >> we also note the top bombmaker in yemen resurfaced after an assumption he was dead. >> right. he's one of the most creative bombmakers. one of the most dangerous people that we have seen. he is inventor of the underwear bomb which not only was on flight 252 headed for detroit which could have killed hundreds of people. he tried that bomb first with his brother as carrier to murder the head of saudi intelligence. his brother died. the head of saudi intelligence didn't. he's back to think of the next
thing. lawyers for john edwards get another chance to grill his main accuser. >> on thursday that former campaign staffer admitted taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from edwards' donors. we go to the courthouse in greensbo greensboro, north carolina. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. good morning, charlie. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution's key witness. the defense is painting him as a liar when he started making up stories when his meal ticket ran out. some testimony leaves jurors bored and distracted. that didn't last long. what started with a whimper ended with a roar. the defense's methodical and painstaking grilling of andrew young continued on thursday. defense attorney abbe lowell honed in on young's inconsisten inconsistencies. so much in fact that the judge at one point said we're about to beat a dead horse.
she warned lowell that his cross would be cut short if he didn't focus on the crux of the case. the near million from wealthy donors used to hide edwards' mistress and love child. you're going to get to the money, right, the judge asked. he did. under relentless questioning lowell got young to admit that much of the money that came from wealthy donors arrived after young requested it and not john edwards. and that the money went not to edwards' campaign but into construction of young's own house. young confessed we lost our sense of perspective and the house got more and more extravagant. lowell drove the point home asking young did any money go to mr. edwards or his family. young said no. most damaging to young's credibility was when he conceded that he got the late fred barron to reimburse him for expenses
mellon had already paid. >> he looked defeated. the truth is apparent that the case has money to do with money that went into his pocket and benefited him and not necessarily of the campaign. >> reporter: the cross will probably continue this morning. the defense in its opening statement, the defense attorney said that they would be following the money and that's what they're going to continue doing today. there are hundreds of thousands of dollars not accounted for. i think we're going to hear about that also this morning. >> despite mr. young's apparent difficulties and questioning of his own conduct, how is he as a witness and how is he withstanding this obvious attacks on his credibility? >> reporter: he was so comfortabcomfor comfortable during direct and that's usually the case. almost every answer has been i don't recall, which then has allowed the defense attorney
abbe lowell to pull out a statement he made or a document and contradict him. he's not been doing that well on the stand. of course the prosecution will have a chance to redirect and kind of rehabilitate him. pi was thinking about it. i really think that -- the prosecution has to know they had problems with andrew young. they put him on first to lay out the case. what they will do is bring in other witnesses to bolster his testimony. >> erin, thank you. a website created on behalf of george zimmerman has raised more than $200,000. zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of florida teen trayvon martin. zimmerman's lawyer says he learned about the money this week and will inform the judge at a hearing today. that website is now offline. zimmerman is free on $150,000 bail. >> time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's guardian reports united states is taking about
9,000 marines off the japanese okinawa, that key u.s. military base has been a source of tension between the united states and japan. about 10,000 marines will still be stationed on okinawa. "the new york times" has a story on how birds get ready to go. researchers at baylor university say a pigeon's brain cells record information from magnetic fields and use it as a biological compass. >> stunning story. "usa today" reports summer airfares are climbing up 18% compared with 2010. international trips will cost 20% more than two years ago. >> ouch. "the wall street journal" has surprising news for home buyers. bidding wars are back from california to florida. more people are being outed bid their dream homes and experts say there aren't enough homes on the market right now. >> michelle obama is telling a family secret. according to the chicago tribune ms. obama said yesterday that
she's a cubs fan. the obamas have a baseball mixed marriage. the president is a white sox fan. >> these people in nashville had little warning before severe thunderstorms and possible tornado blew through last night. the scoreboard there you see at a little league park blew over along with power lines and trees. look at this hour. a mother and small child suffered minor injuries when their suv turned over. tornado sirens went off after the storm,,
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>> vice president biden gave a speech on foreign policy at nyu this morning. he's the best. >> now is the time to heed the timeless advice from teddy roosevelt speak softy and carry a big stick. end of quote. i promise you, the president has a big stick. >> trust me. i found out the hard way. >> he said, trust me i found out the hard way. >> he did, charlie. yes, he did. moving along. a report this morning says senate democrats have
investigated extreme cia interrogation techniques such as water boarding and found little evidence that they helped stop terrorists. >> jose rodriguez was one of the creators of the cia enhanced interrogation program defending it in his first interview for this sunday's "60 minutes." >> reporter: central to the interrogation was sleep deprivation. one was kept awake for three straight days. >> sleep deprivation works and i'm sure leslie with all of the traveling that you do you have suffered from jet lag when you don't get a good night sleep for two or three days. it's very hard. >> reporter: you don't really mean to suggest it's like jet lag? you make it sound like it's benign when you say stuff like that. >> the feelings you get when you don't sleep. >> these were enhanced interrogation techniques. other people call it torture.
this wasn't benign in sense of the word. >> i'm not trying to say they were benign. the problem here is people don't understand that this was not about hurting anybody. this program was about instilling a sense of hopelessness and despair on the terrorist, on the detainee so that he would conclude on his own that he was better off cooperating with us. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> so you are impression of this guy with these remarkable candor? >> my goodness. jack nickholson in "a few good men." he was keeping america safe. don't you get it? he doesn't give an inch. not an inch. he's 100% sure that what he did in these harsh interrogations
was absolutely right. he never had a qualm. he doesn't have a shred of doubt what he did saved lives. no matter what question i asked. he came back in a self-assured way. >> he believes that those techniques had people tell them where other terrorists were located and they could go get them. >> that's what he says. of course there's a dispute over that. that's his position. his book and his interview with us is a 100% defense of these techniques and an argument they worked. >> is there a battle within government, fbi, cia, about what techniques work? >> absolutely. the fbi that had the first interrogation with the first terrorist detainee they captured, al qaeda person, the fbi claims that really everything important that he gave, he gave before the harsh techniques started when he was first captured. the fbi got the first crack at
him. they say all of the good stuff they got. this man, jose rodriguez, that was the one that said we need harsh techniques and went out and developed the program for all these things, it wasn't just waterboa waterboarding, sleep 2k deprivation, food manipulation, he said that program resulted in all kinds of discoveries and stoppings of plots and things like that. it's a dispute that we journalist can't resolve because these interrogations are still classified. we can't go and see yet what the truth is. >> what actually came out of either technique. i would imagine at this point given everything you said about him and his feelings, he's probably not very happy with the way things are handled at this moment with the current administration. >> oh no. he shows his contempt for president obama who stopped the interrogation program and said
it was torture. he denies. he says we went up to the border. right up to the border. everything was legal. of course he and the cia had gotten a legal opinion that what they were doing was legal. the waterboarding, sleep deprivation, everything. >> he really pushed for that because he wanted to make sure he had it in writing and that everyone signed off for it so he covered all of his bases. >> the cia was not going to hold the bag. to your point about the president, he says very dramatically that when president obama stopped the interrogation program, they moved over to the drones and so now we kill people and we never capture anybody anymore. it's take no prisoners. he says rather i thought dramatically, why is it more ethical to kill somebody than to do what we did?
>> why did you leave the cia? >> he left the cia because he had ordered the videotaping of the initial harsh interrogations. actually, they initially started the videotaping of these interrogations to prove that they weren't abusing these prisoners and they then had a record of these interrogations. he ordered them destroyed. and then there was an investigation of that. he was completely cleared in the investigation. >> now he has a book. >> now he has a book. >> and more on "60 minutes." the full report sunday night. >> thanks. a musical treasure is now coming out after 40 years. louis armstrong's last known trumpet performance and we will listen it to along with jazz great wynton marsalis. stay with us. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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♪ i see trees of green >> never gets old. in 1971 jazz legend louis armstrong gave his last known trumpet performance at the national press club in washington. he was in failing health and doctors warned him against him but he went on stage and cbs news was there to record it. >> now that lost recording is being released. wynton marsalis looks at this musical treasure. ♪ >> i didn't know this recording existed and i've listened to a lot of louis armstrong. this is a great find. not so much for his playing but for the joy of his presence at that age and that stage of life.
♪ good evening everybody >> one person comes in without a light show or any special effects and they come in and just their sound alone changes the entire feeling in the room. ♪ >> i was shocked by the energy and vigor of his playing. the material i had heard those songs many time but that he could play with this energy and intensity with that amount of time off, it was shocking. ♪ >> he was having a great time. it's enlightening to hear at this stage in his life everybody kind of knows he's not going to make it for much longer but he
brings that same joy and energy and zest for living that is hallmark of louis armstrong, the person. ♪ >> my favorite track on this recording is "boy from new orleans." he starts with his history being important in dire poverty and then developing his trumpet playing and wanting the neighborhood to be proud of him. ♪ >> this is something he had his whole life was humility and desire to please people with great quality music.
♪ >> i think that was his gift. he was able to turn the light of the human soul on and every time he breathed a note either playing or singing, he could uplift our spirits and heavens would open up and we would see the world in a different way. ♪ he was one of the greatest human beings to step on this planet. he gives us a healing feeling that still stays with us. thank you. >> two things i love about that, number one, the music and secondly the love for the man. >> so eloquent in the way he speaks about everything. we're lucky to h
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>> sunday marks two decades since the start of the infamous l.a. riots, when rage erupted in the street. 55 people were killed and thousands were injured. >> we have the remarkable story this morning of two brothers who were on opposite sides of that historic moment. much of it caught on tape by them. that's ahead. time for this morning's "healthwatch." here's dr. holly phillip. >> good morning. in today's "healthwatch," the eyes have it. researchers say many systemic diseases first show symptoms in the human eye. among conditions that can be detected through simple eye test are high blood pressure, certain cancers, sickle cell aneem ma and dozens more. early diagnosis can pay big dividends. scientists in scotland unveiled a simple retinaal scan they say can save millions of lives by diagnosing heart disease.
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>> we showed this to you yesterday. a little boy at the yankees/rangers game crying after the couple next to him grabbed the ball. that couple has been taking a lot of flack. they are trying to explain. they are so much in love they never noticed the guy. the parents are so sorry the other couple is getting negative reaction. i did not believe those people did that on purpose. >> they say they were totally unaware. >> yes. >> i was upset about it. i said if they knew the kid was there i thought it was terrible. they are saying they didn't know. they were totally unaware. they were caught up in the
moment. we never want to make a kid cry because we have seven kids between us. we are getting married this weekend. >> you get that? you're so in love and all you see is me. >> the only thing i care about in this story is the little boy got the baseball and he's happy. >> the rangers gave him one. >> all is okay. it is 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose with erica hill. 20 years ago this weekend parts of los angeles erupted in violence and bloodshed. it was one of the worst race-related riots in u.s. history sparked by the not guilty verdict in the rodney king beating trial. >> john blackistone covered the chaos back then. at one point the riots literally pitted brother against brother. >> reporter: for six long days and nights starting april 29,
1992, los angeles was a war zone. >> he's been shot, we need some help. >> the people are angry. they have every right to be. >> reporter: 55 people died. 2,300 were injured. property damage estimated at $1 billion. in the midst of the chaos, first ame an african-american church provided a sanctuary. >> there was a sense of despair, hopelessness, anger and a perception that african-american life was not valued in this community. >> reporter: that despair and anger had roots in a grainy video shot almost a year earlier. white police officers brutally beating a black motorist rodney king. two weeks later a surveillance owner showed a korean shop owner shooting and killing a
15-year-old barack girl. the shop owner was set free without jail time. >> not guilty of crime. >> reporter: when the white policemen were acquitted, south central los angeles exploded. one intersection, florence and normandy became infamous as the flash point where it all began. a picture taken by a "new york times" photographer shows two men with video cameras recording as the violence unfolded. the men with the cameras were tim goldman and his half brother terry ellis. >> we had just thought fooling around with camcorders around that time. we was just going to head out to the beach, and you know, seeing some girls, you know. >> reporter: instead, they became accidental witnesses to history. their cameras were rolling as a local preacher prayed over one man severely beaten by the rioters. they captured the first brick being thrown into the window of
truck driver reynolds denny. he was pulled from his cab and beaten. he suffered more than 90 skull fractures. >> someone is standing there taking a picture. >> all of a sudden it was transformed into a war zone. that's what it looked like to me. everything that happened in the riots in los angeles happen at that intersection. you had the looting, the arson, you had the beatings, the shootings. >> reporter: tim and terry were as close as two brothers could be growing up. then tim went into the air force and terry went into prison, serving 2 1/2 years for drug offenses. the day of the riots they headed down different paths again. as tim was shooting, he caught his brother on tape running into a liquor store to join in the looting itself. >> i never knew what it was but i'm like, might as well get me some beer. >> i didn't scold him for it, but that's something i wouldn't have done.
>> reporter: the tension got even worse after authorities confiscated the videos, and tim, under subpoena, testified against his neighbors. >> i was worried about the safety of my family. you know, there were threats. i know that what i did was surrendering the tapes or taping the tapes were the cause of the threats. >> reporter: 19 years ago terry was interviewed by abc news, angry his brother's action put his own life in danger. >> people were sitting out in front of the house with guns waiting for me and my brother. i didn't like that. >> reporter: tim fled l.a. to florida where he lived ever since. the two never returned together to the corner of florence and normandy until we asked them to meet this week. >> this is the first time we've been back here together in 20 years. >> reporter: tim is happy to return to a neighborhood and a brother changed enough to welcome him back. >> i felt really good today coming back.
even going on the street i grew up on and all the friend i had known 40 years are coming out greeting me. >> reporter: terry barely recognizes the man he was 20 years ago. he credits his transformation to coming back to the church where he now serves as an usher. today, he's able to see a brighter future for himself and his family. one of his daughters, the little girl in purple, sings in the youth choir. another just won a full scholarship to usc and hopes to be a judge. >> it's beautiful. it's beautiful. my heart is overwhelm withed. >> he has a big heart. he's kind. he's gentle. he'll help you out. those are the qualities i see in him now. >> i think terry is a good example how you can be one place with one set of priorities in your life and how you can grow and advance, mature and develop.
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it is time to make a few long stories short. huffington post says a man was asked to give the graduation speech as his old high school and was disinvited because he was gay. owe says he's shocked that sacred heart academy in michigan is discussing this issue. me, too. he's not commenting on the controversy. his mother says the catholic school changed its mind when they found out about his sexual orientation. a facebook page let dominick speech has already 630 likes. i have a feeling it's going to grow. scranton, pennsylvania, has a man who called police to report a drunk driver. himself. he drunk dialed and turned himself in. police found the 23-year-old sitting in his parked car with the engine still running. he was charged with dui. >> at least he knew.
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his body was found in a tough new york city neighborhood three years ago. >> it looks like a robbery gone wrong. when police arrested a drug dealer named kenneth miner, he told a story that stunned detectives. he's given his first interview to 48 hours correspondent. >> at first i seen him circle the block a couple of times. when he came back, i approached him. what do you want? he said he was looking for a gun. i need somebody to shoot me. >> he said that? >> i said, you're out of your mind but i might be able to get the gun for you. how much money have you got. >> reporter: kenneth miner never got the gun but did meet him later in his car. >> that's when he said, i want you to kill me. i said, why don't you go jump in the river of it's right there. >> what did he say? >> i need it to look like a robbery. >> miner said jeffrey locker
wanted his family to collect millions of dollars from his life insurance policies. if he committed suicide there would be no payout so it had to look like he was murdered. >> started explaining to me he was losing everything. he was worried about not being able to support his family the way they were accustomed to. he's like, this is it. if you don't do it somebody else will. >> this is getting done. >> that's what he said. this is getting done. >> according to miner, locker promised if he helped him he could clean out his bank account, gave him his atm card and pin number. hours later locker was found stabbed to death. before long kenneth miner was charged with his murder. >> this wasn't murder for hire. it was one person helping another. >> and richard schlessinger is with us now. it's just such a wild story. that's saying something. you guys cover pretty incredible
stories on "48 hours." >> my colleague said how many murder suspects do you talk to. most say they didn't do it. kenneth miner always claimed he was involved in the death. it was assisted suicide is what it came down. it wasn't murder, assisted suicide. that's what the jury had to decide. you can imagine being on a criminal jury, listening to this case. everything kenneth miner said about jeffrey locker checked out. he was in debt to the extent that miner told the the cops. >> i wish i had been on the jury. i would keep an open mind. i find it so hard to believe. most people's biggest fear is why would you want to die a horrible death. >> absolutely legitimate deaths. >> did you believe minor? >> i sat across from him in that
prison and thought this is the most el quantity guy. he's almost poetic. i've never met a suspect like him. i don't think you've ever seen a suspect like him before. you've got to listen to him talk, look into his eyes. you can do that. the jury had a very tough time with this case. i'm going to be a little coy and not tell you how it comes out. >> you only come here to tease us. this is the thing about "48 hours." i will go in with an opinion. i don't know about you kenneth minor despite eloquence and listen to the story the way it's laid out. okay. maybe. >> what if i tell you that everything he said about kenneth locker checked out. how did he know about the details of jeffrey locker's life. >> maybe he tortured him to get the information. >> no evidence of that.
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>> a standoff in san jose between a swat team and the people who apparently called for help. area in man was stabbed once was taken to the hospital where he later died. people are reportedly held up in the house saying they are armed. a cabby picked up three men at the pittsburgh a point station last night when they robbed him and threw him in the trunk. the date is finally here, the doyle drive approach to the golden gate bridge closes
want to gary so cars will be able to access that this weekend. golden gate bridge right now is not a bad drive as you work your way into san francisco. reports of an accident 780 as you approach 80. northbound 880, not a bad drive as you work your way through oakland. san mateo bridge is a very nice ride. no delays between 8008101. >> you have been asking for sunshine and we will deliver. today is looking good so far with a lot of sunshine around the bay area. we will see more wind kicking up a especially towards the afternoon. 40 degrees in napa, 47 in livermore. fifties' out towards the coastline. in the afternoon, a little bit breezy. the weekend is,,,,,,,,
large and well-organized closet. >> these shoes, the first time i wore them october 18, 2007. these i wore april 21st this year. that was a tuesday. these shoes i got a long time ago. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." nearly two years ago on "60 minutes." marilu henner discussed her extraordinary gift, highly superior oug superior auto biographical memory. she's written a new book called "total memory makeover." uncover your past, take charge of your future. she joins us in studio 57. >> hi. it was actually december 19, 2000. >> what day of the week was that? >> it was "60 minutes," it was sunday. >> i thought i had a good memory till i started reading your book "memory kid." when did you know you were
different than the other kids when it came to your memory? >> you know, i knew i was different from my brothers and sisters. i was called univac and became the family historian. it was not until the whole thing came out with jill price and lesley staal called me and asked me to be tested. she turned down the story and said because she knew somebody already had this memory. it's only in the last few years anyone coined the phrase, highly soupor autobiographical memory. >> there are about 12 people in the world that can do it. most of us remember between eight to 11 events. you can remember well over 200. is it a system you do? i was fascinated by it. >> not at all. how could you have a system as a 5-year-old or 3-year-old? it's just something like i really do see it. i see the year lays itself out. i scroll through dates.
i have to apologize for my voice. they surprised me with tony danson on the "anderson cooper show" i screamed so loud. >> tony is not here today. >> i know. >> you mentioned laying it out. what do you see? do you almost see frame by frame like in a video? >> the closest thing i can describe is screen selection on a dvd. when i saw that i thought, that's how my memory works. a year will lay itself out. it's like all these little videos. january is here. june would be here, december would be here. i can scroll down, too. all the little videos of the year sort of manifest. >> what is the oldest video you have in there? >> way before -- even my godmother was a nun, sister
mildred joseph. i could recall that event. people don't belief me, but it's true. >> march 30, 1981. throw out some dates. >> my book is about helping other people. it's not about showing off my memory, although i do tell stories. it's about teaching people how to access their autobiographical memories. your story is in you whether or not you're acknowledging it. it's making you do things without you realizing it. >> it's impressive to see what you can do. >> march 30, 1981 was a monday. that's the date piers morgan asked me last night. >> did he? >> when they postponed the academy awards. i was at a friend's house at the time. the whole day, i remember i was wearing -- i remember exactly what i was wearing. beige pants. >> why can i remember record lyrics? >> you're probably sound dominant. you found out what sense you're most dominant in and you start
to play to your strengths. there is a quiz about which sense. >> it was taste. >> maybe you're a hidden taster. maybe you have a strong thing of taste. i don't know. >> taste and sound was number two. i took the quiz. >> yeah, yeah. you found out what sense is dominant. you start to think of your life in a.p.r. anticipation, participation and recollection. there are things about memories coming in horizontally, shall vertically, mushrooming. >> nobody has written a book about this that sees it from this point of view. >> this could come in handy when you're having a discussion or disagreement with a loved one. >> yes. >> is there ever a down side to remembering everything? if you want to put a memory out of your head, can you? >> if you're making a memory an emotional boogieman, it will
have a power over you than looking at it with the 360 and understanding the nuances. shape is great. now that's a popular novel so i don't. it's the entire panorama, all the parts of it. you might have the emotional bogeyman of a bad break-up. but then you can say maybe i had a little bit to do with it. >> it's a gift. >> i lost my parents a long time ago. it's insurance against loss. it's the strongest defense against meaninglessness we have. everything is connected to memory. everything is something that we are doing. >> great way to look at it. >> thank you, marilu henner. >> thanks. >> the name of her book and she does have tips on how we can be better. "total memory makeover." is available now. you can watch "unforgettable."
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one year ago this one year ago this sunday, hundreds of millions of us watched a couple of crazy kids when william and cate middleton walked down the aisle. >> i was in london. they had a pretty busy first year as husband and wife. charlie is at buckingham palace this morning. it's quieter than it was a year ago. >> reporter: it is a lot quieter here this morning, erica. once again the sun is shining and it's been a golden year for
the royal couple. as every newlywed couple knows, the wedding day is the fun part. that one day to be the stars of your meteorologisticrafted prod almost being upstaged by your little sister, after taking the vows and kissing on the cbalcon, getting married becomes the business of being married. the duke and duchess of cambridge were thrust into the spotlight as the new fresh faces of british royalty. >> you bring a new glamour to the royal family which reinvigorated the brand. >> there's been an injection of cool. >> vitality and glamour that was missing from the royal family for a while. that definitely had a huge effect. >> reporter: two months and one day after the wedding, their
first bounce was straight into the celebrity stratosphere with a trip to canada where their love for doing as the locals do, then to l.a. where hollywood a-listers suddenly began looking that little bit less famous. returning home, william resumed full-time military service as a search and rescue helicopter co-pilot, taking part last winter in a dangerous mission to rescue sailors after their ship went down in the irish sea. catherine moves solo from the glitz and glamour to the chartible work she's devoted so much time to. it was only a matter of time before she made her understated debut as a public speaker in a hand-me-down dress from her mother, no less. >> you are all amazing. >> reporter: there have been the inevitable comparisons to princess diana who in her first year as a royal was just 21, pregnant and made far more public appearances.
catherine, who turned 30 this year, is more self-assured, more worldly. most importantly, she has the backing of a royal family that learned from the pr disasters of the past. >> there have been a number of mistakes, clearly from diana onwards. they have to change. reluctantly at times, but here they see the two grand ambassadors for the royal family and britain, they're young, fresh, they're hollywood. >> and it's all about the brand. >> it's now about the brand. it's about protecting that brand. >> reporter: which doesn't mean they'll stop doing the fun stuff like attending film premieres. william and catherine haven't been seen that much together in public since the beginning of the year this stroll down the red carpet is their last glamorous public appearance till they celebrate their anniversary in private. one thing they might struggle to keep private, however, is the question of a royal heir.
yesterday william and catherine were filmed at a military fund-raising event cuddling a child. cue the royal baby rumor mill. >> a few months later the questions start. when are we going to hear the patter of tiny feet? any young couple want to get on with their lives. when these things happen, they happen. >> reporter: how did a stuffy uptight, some might say dysfunctional institution like the family get its groove back? simple say the people who make the message, it's a good old love story. >> at the base of this is a happy confident couple who have found love. i think that's partly the genuine brand truth to this story. you cannot in this day and age of 24/7 internet and social media peddle a lie. >> reporter: the papers are full of those photos from yesterday.
here is my favorite headline, "heir's looking at you, kid." >> so clever. >> thank you, charlie. >> does it seem like a year since you were there? >> no. london really was electric. so many people were excited and everybody was happy to have the city full of people. the weather was amazing, especially for london. it was this strange juxtaposition. we got home sunday and i was woken up by a phone call someone saying you need to turn up the tv because tomorrow you're going to be downtown. >> and the osama bin laden story. that was also a year. i remember all the colors with the wedding, pumpkin and green and yellow. that's what i remember. what was everybody wearing. do you remember what you were wearing? >> i remember exactly, blue dress, blue jacket. >> marilu would be proud. >> there you go. harvey feirstein's v,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,
♪ look at me i'm the king ow yo ♪ >> here is all you need to know about the range of harvey's talents, he's won four tony awards in four different categories. that's pretty rare. >> the latest project is the hit broadway adaptation of 1992 movie ""newsies"" glad to have him here in studio 57. welcome. >> thank you. i'm happy to be here. >> has the voice -- >> talking about the village voice. when i was a kid, i was a boy soprano in a men's choir. >> harvey, an urban growl. >> people have a good time describing it and i cashed in on
it all. >> how would you describe it? >> i think my favorite was a tenth-grader learning to use a rap in a workshop class. i don't know. >> it's the one you had and so you've gone to school with it. >> exactly. >> it's been an advantage, probably. >> being an actor, you need to have something about you. if that's what i have, i mean -- >> you've got talent. >> i wasn't going to get away with pretty. i might as well be unique. >> you were unique in many ways. i remember back in the day when you were one of the few people that was openly gay and embraced that. >> i never came out. >> you were never in. here we are in 2012 it's still very difficult for so many people. where do you stand on that? >> i live in a small fictional town in connecticut. when i first moved up there about 30 years ago and i went to register as a democrat, they
practically closed the town hall to me. i now see gay couples going into that very same town hall and getting married. >> progress. >> it's a wonderful world. >> progress. >> you know, you can't go back. you're always moving forward. it's the wonderful part of our life. that's terrific. >> we have to ask you quickly before we run out of time. i went to see it last week. the dance numbers are phenomenal. >> unbelievable. dancing their harts out. >> why did you want to adapt the story, about the newspaper strikes. >> who cares about newspapers. actually newspapers are very important and news is important. what i saw here was an opportunity to tell the next generation this is their world. you may feel powerless as a child, but the world will one day be yours. you're responsible for it. so seize the day and take charge. >> michael's column today, tony nominations are coming out
tuesday. it's a surefire oscar nominee. tony nominee. >> we'll take oscars. >> harvey, thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> the only one in this room who haven't seen it yet. >> i owe you. that does it for us. we look at the last week and show you the people who brought this broadcast. >> thank you pennsylvania, delaware, rhode island, connecticut, and new york, thank you. >> the election campaign. let the games begin. >> this week has been romney's best week. >> you can't make arguments having to do with -- >> who are you going to make the argument to, america? they are watching "dancing with the stars," are you going to cut into that program? >> "dancing with the stars" is against you. >> tell me about it. >> now is not the time to make schools more expensive for young people. >> he's a natural at it. easy. >> secret service agents partied
hard in san salvador in march of 2011. >> we are going to get to the bottom of this. >> those agents can't be out at the local house of ill repute several nights before. >> security could have been compromised. >> good news, there's open positions in the secret service and seems like a very fun place to work. >> the u.s. supreme court appears to be poised to uphold parts of arizona's controversial illegal immigration laws. >> frustration about the fact our border was not secured. we have drugs that came to phoenix. >> john edwards. >> accused of taking a million dollars in illegal campaign contributions. >> at one point andrew young even asked if he had fallen in love with edwards. >> in the book he specifically says on page 214, these funds were gifts and were entirely proper. >> an emotional day in court for oscar winner jennifer hudson forced to face the man accused of killing her family. >> a first grade disappearance in tucson, arizona. >> they knew of miller, he was a
friend of etan. >> i had a kidney removed. are you throwing this in my face? >> you're single greatest gift, knowing that there is a power greater than yourself. >> everyone has teachers doing the hard work of trying to educate kids. >> if we're going to change society do it there. >> best job i did as a mother was when it out of their way. >> you're a better act now than i was at your age. >> hi, charlie. >> i want you to be more passionate about your stuff. >> all that. >> i knew that was going to happen. >> all that? >> and all that matters. >> when i was fist pumping during badlands, nobody has pictures of that. >> i promise you -- >> thank you very much. >> talking about sensitive things here, too this morning. >> he was more powerful as a journalist than anyone.
>> put morning everyone. the standoff continues in san jose, officers responded to the rose garden area earlier this morning. a man with stab wounds was taken to hospital where he later died. the people who reported that incident are held up in a house and they say they are armed. an east bay cabby picked up three men at the pittsburgh bart station last night. he says they robbed him and threw him in the trunk. he was let out later but the suspects got away. the wait is over, the doyle drive approach to the golden gate closes tonight at 8:00. a new turn is being added to
make life easier. >> the weather is looking good around the bay area today. a little bit cool and spots in each shop for you this morning. we will see more blue skies all around the bay area, a beautiful ridge of high pressure is building in which means we will stay dry for the next five-seven days. as we look to the weekend the ridge begins to sit over head. '70s and pop possibly '80s in the warm spots. maybe a couple of patches at the coast line. it looks like cooler temperatures towards the middle of next week.
>> the doyle drive closure begins this evening at 8:00. they're making some changes for vehicles to make a left turn off of part presidio. typically only buses are allowed to do that so you will be able to use those intersections to make a left turn but they're telling everyone to avoid the area if you can and expect delays this weekend and hopefully avoiding the area will alleviate some of that mess. use the richmond bridge, bay bridge, and the ferries this